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Fusion Fest 2010 is Saturday, March 20th

HANCOCK, MI – Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design will host its third annual Fusion Fest art and music festival Saturday, March 20, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the university’s Jutila Center campus. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Featured at the festival are art demonstrations, live music, an art scavenger hunt, group painting, raku pottery demonstrations, tie dyeing, children’s activities, food, free dancing lessons from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., an artist’s market with work from students and local artists, and more.

Attendees can purchase a Fusion Fest t-shirt and tie dye it for free, or bring a 100% cotton garment from home to tie dye for a small fee.

New to Fusion Fest this year is a “Cookies as Your Canvas,” an artful cookies baking contest. For official rules, please call 487-7225, and come to the bake sale to cast your vote for a people’s choice award!

Proceeds from Fusion Fest help fund an annual student trip to the Self Employment in Arts conference in Chicago. At the conference, Finlandia Art & Design students learn about business opportunities in the arts, receive one-on-one career coaching, network with art students and professionals, and learn from successful artists working around the country.

Finlandia’s Jutila Center campus is located at 200 Michigan Avenue, Hancock. For more information, call 906-487-7225 or e-mail fusion.fest@finlandia.edu.